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Marching to Madness Episode 309: SMU head coach Tim Jankovich

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back SMU head coach Tim Jankovich. Topics of discussion include: dealing with injuries on the roster, how the staff has been creative with the current limitations, the leadership of Jahmal McMurray and Jarrey Foster, Jimmy Whitt’s development, defensive philosophy, biggest takeaways from learning under other coaches, …

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USC Trojans Basketball: Another Pac-12 run

In News, Pac-12 by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Coach Andy Enfield and his crew walked off the court after the Pac-12 championship game loss to Arizona and were almost assured of an NCAA Tournament bid and the opportunity to move forward in NCAA play.  This would have been a huge asset for the Pac-12, in hindsight, after UCLA, Arizona, and Arizona State were the only …

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Marching to Madness Episode 308: Troy head coach Phil Cunningham

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Troy head coach Phil Cunningham. Topics of discussion include: the team’s overseas trip to Costa Rica this summer, Jordon Varnado’s development, expectations for Alex Hicks this upcoming season, how the newcomers are embracing their roles, attacking certain types of defenses, and much more. It’s another …

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Marching to Madness Episode 307: Cal head coach Wyking Jones

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Cal head coach Wyking Jones. Topics of discussion include: the new additions on the staff, how the Bears structure their strength and conditioning program, expectations for the highly-talented recruiting class, Juhwan Harris-Dyson’s development, defensive philosophy, the state of the Pac-12, and much more. It’s another …

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Kansas State Basketball: Potential threat to Jayhawks’ title run

In Big 12, News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The Kansas State Wildcats were on the cusp of the program’s first Final Four since 1964 a year ago, but Cinderella Loyola of Chicago upended the Wildcats’ in the Elite Eight in Atlanta.  Coach Bruce Weber returns the key components in what should be a team that could be a serious threat to end Kansas’ run of …

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Marching to Madness Episode 306: Portland head coach Terry Porter

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Portland head coach Terry Porter. Topics of discussion include: preparations for the third year on the job, why experience is huge in late-game situations, how Marcus Shaver Jr. continues to expand his game, building chemistry with newcomers, learning from some of the best coaches in …

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Marching to Madness Episode 305: Illinois State head coach Dan Muller

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Illinois State head coach Dan Muller. Topics of discussion include: the staff’s biggest focus this offseason, the addition of Chris Duhon as an assistant, how the team’s double-digit scoring trio play so well off each other, William Tinsley’s development, expectations for the newcomers, the Redbirds’ …

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Marching to Madness Episode 304: Milwaukee head coach Pat Baldwin

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this milestone episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Milwaukee head coach Pat Baldwin. Topics of discussion include: reflections on the first year with the Panthers, the staff’s focus this offseason, Bryce Barnes’ development, how the host of newcomers are fitting into the mix, creating chemistry with new players, playing in the Belfast …

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Marching to Madness Episode 303: San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this milestone episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith. Topics of discussion include: the value of playing in the CBI last season, Frank Ferrari’s development, expectations for Jordan Ratinho this upcoming season, being invited to the Belfast Classic, how the WCC continues to evolve, and much more. …

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Marching to Madness Episode 302: Stanford associate head coach Adam Cohen

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this milestone episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome back Stanford associate head coach Adam Cohen. Topics of discussion include: the process of laying the groundwork in the staff’s first two seasons, expectations for Daejon Davis entering his sophomore year, KZ Okpala’s development, the team’s highly-talented freshman class, involvement with Rising Coaches, advice for …